Crete to receive 10 mln in emergency aid, says minister


Crete will receive 10 million euros in emergency aid after a fierce storm caused extensive damage to roads, buildings and infrastructure, Infrastructure Minister Christos Spirtzis said on Wednesday.

Speaking to Sto Kokkino FM, Spirtzis said the Finance Ministry had given the green light for the distribution of financial aid late on Tuesday.

He said the funds will be used to clear roads and restore access to cut-off villages on the Aegean island.

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Defense will put in place a number of Bailey bridges to replace collapsed structures and restore access to roads washed out in the storm, the minister said.